Banded skyphos decorated on each side with birds in silhouette technique. Both framed by palmettes resting on volutes.
An ivy leaf in the field, further leaves below the handles.
Steep wall, the inset lip slightly flared on top, torus foot, sideward handles.
The underside with a dot surrounded by off-centered circles in dilute glaze. The number 1042 written with pencil.
Greek Boeotian, around 500 BC
H. 6.2 cm (2.4 in)
D. 8.7 cm (3.4 in)
W. over handles 13.4 cm (5.3 in)
Intact. Black glaze peeled off in places.
French private collection, invoiced in 1996.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.